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seawall:

see coast protectioncoast protection,
methods used to protect coastal lands from erosion. Beaches can exist only where a delicate dynamic equilibrium exists between the amount of sand supplied to the beach and the inevitable losses caused by wave erosion.
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seawall

[′sē‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A concrete, stone, or metal wall or embankment constructed along a shore to reduce wave erosion and encroachment by the sea. Also known as sea bank.
(geology)
A steep-faced, long embankment situated by powerful storm waves along a seacoast at high-water mark.
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A sea wall along the shore is meant to protect the area's makeshift shacks against the waters of the Java Sea, but the concrete barrier -- raised and reinforced after a major flood more than a decade ago -- has developed cracks.
The structural engineer in the state department of public works Hillary Nyaanga said plans are on to renovate the sea walls soon after they received reports on their bad state.
"Both Valiyathura and Shangumugham beaches lie in between a gap of sea walls. The Valiyathura shoreline exists in between two sea walls that end on its south side and another sea wall had started from other side where the people lived in between.
Leaves spun in the air once and more, the evening bats dancing between them and again the sea was making lolloping, sucking, slapping sounds as it tried its best to breach the sea wall.
It involves reinforcing the beach with 112,000 tonnes of imported sand and shingle and constructing a new sea wall.
Sea defences are expensive to construct - a kilometre of sea wall can cost up to pounds 10m.
Thanks to Clark's raiders, the assault forces knew where to land and how to scale the sea walls, and Inchon was taken with incredibly low casualties to U.S.
However, according to the researchers, sea walls erected following storms in 2006 could prevent this process from taking place.
Plans to combat the risk, including raising and strengthening the sea walls and defences, will be out for public consultation until March 18.
Mr Sarkozy flew over parts of Vendee and Charente-Maritime and met officials and residents of the coastal town of L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, where sea walls broke and ocean waters surged to the roofs of some homes.
"We discussed the project and plans for the promenade extension and work to the sea walls.
THE report says the beaches at Aberystwyth provide important protection to its sea walls but that losses of beach sediment are significant because of an onshore shift in profile location as a response to sealevel rise.